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Expressive Arts  enables children to experience their rights. These include their human rights to freedom of expression and participation (Articles 12 and 13 of the UNCRC), their rights to cultural participation (Articles 15 and 31 of the UNCRC) and their right to their own identity (Articles 2, 7 and 30 of the UNCRC).




What Matters in Expressive Arts


  1. Exploring the expressive arts is essential to developing artistic skills and knowledge and it enables learners to become curious and creative individuals.
  2. Responding and reflecting, both as artist and audience, is a fundamental part of learning in the expressive arts.
  3. Creating combines skills and knowledge, drawing on the senses, inspiration and imagination.




Progression in Expressive Arts


  1. Increasing breadth and depth of knowledge
  2. Deepening understanding of the ideas and disciplines within areas of learning and experience
  3. Refinement and growing sophistication in the use and application of skills
  4. Making connections and transferring learning into new contexts
  5. Increasing effectiveness as a learner



What does Expressive Arts look like in Ty Isaf Infants

Music - Music includes performing, improvising and composing, listening and appreciation

  • Choir
  • Music Lessons
  • Violin Lessons in Year 2
  • Upbeat Music sessions


Dance - Dance includes performing, choreography and appreciation across a range of styles.

  • Dance Lessons
  • Fusion Dance sessions
  • Risca Dance Festival


Art - Art includes the experimentation and development of an almost limitless range of resources, materials, techniques and processes across all types of art, craft and design to produce a range of outcomes and to demonstrate a personal and creative response.​​​​​​

  • Art Lessons - exploring a range of materials and techniques
  • Displaying our work around the school
  • Lead Creative Schools Programme


Drama - Drama includes acting, directing, design, technical theatre and arts administration.

  • Christmas Concerts
  • Role Play
  • Freeze Framing


Film & Digital Media - Film and digital media includes television, film, radio, games design, photography, live events and theatrical production skills, print media, social media, sound and audio production.

  • Animation
  • Green Screening